CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures indicate stocks to open lower

Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:25am EDT
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June 13 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday as escalating violence in Iraq dampened risk appetite.

June futures on the S&P TSX index <0#SXF:> were down 0.15 percent at 0715 ET.

Manufacturing sales data is due at 0830 ET.

The TSX index edged higher on Thursday as a jump in shares of energy and gold-mining companies helped offset broader market weakness fueled by sluggish U.S. economic data.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.2 percent at 0715 ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 0.17 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.12 percent.

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